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Downes, Natalie; Roberts, Philip – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The staffing of rural, remote and isolated schools remains a significant issue of concern in Australian education. In this paper we provide a comprehensive account of the Australian research related to the staffing of rural schools post 2004. The review identifies the overarching themes of the opportunities and challenges of staffing rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Teacher Persistence, Preservice Teacher Education
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Qin, Lixia; Villarreal, Elsa – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
Globally, much of the criticism has been directed at the quality of university-based teacher education in preparing teachers for impoverished schools. Drawing on data from an incentive program of teacher education in China, the authors comparatively investigated the field experiences of pre-service teachers from contrasting setting (urban and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Practicums
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Lavery, Shane; Cain, Glenda Belle; Hampton, Patrick – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2018
The aim of this study was to explore the potential of a service-learning immersion program to promote pre-service teachers' development of cultural competency in the area of Aboriginal education. That is, the research focused on ways the immersion program helped pre-service teachers (a) develop awareness of cultural implications in teaching in a…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness
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Stevens, Ken – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
In the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, rural schools are increasingly organised within digital environments, facilitating synergy between in-service and pre-service teachers. The integration of educational theory and teaching practice that is integral to the preparation of teachers for initial positions in rural schools is also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Theories, Educational Practices, Theory Practice Relationship
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Van Gelderen, Ben – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2017
"Growing Our Own" is an innovative and unique program for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in the remote Northern Territory. As a partnership between Catholic Education, Northern Territory (CENT) and Charles Darwin University (CDU), lecturers travel to remote Indigenous communities to deliver unit content to local 'Assistant Teachers'…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teacher Education, Geographic Isolation
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Heffernan, Amanda; Fogarty, Roderick; Sharplin, Elaine – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Many Australian teachers will spend part of their careers working in small rural schools and communities, yet specific preparation for rural and remote teaching contexts during pre-service teacher education remains limited. While government reports recommend the use of innovative and engaging approaches to enhance pre-service teachers' classroom…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Online Courses
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Ussher, Bill – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2016
Studying to be a teacher in their local community is not normal practice for student teachers in New Zealand initial teacher education (ITE) programs. This paper argues that student teachers in a distance ITE program who are familiar with the local school community can benefit from the experience. This qualitative study centered on a distance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Student Placement, Preservice Teacher Education
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Miller, Judith; Haynes, John; Pennington, Jim – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Challenges and benefits arose when a rural school and a neighbouring university formed a partnership with the aim of improving the school's Health and Physical Education (HPE) program. The HPE programs were enhanced through two joint research projects. The first research project had two facets, including an evidence-based curriculum for Physical…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Program Effectiveness
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Whannell, Robert; Tobias, Stephen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
There has been a steady decline in the number of secondary and tertiary students studying mathematics and science. Rural schools also report a shortage of qualified teachers in these disciplines. This paper describes the steps taken at the University of New England (UNE) to improve the provision of mathematics and science education (MS) in rural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, College Science
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Jenkins, Kathy; Cornish, Linley – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
Pre-service teachers need to be prepared to teach in both rural and urban contexts. Preparation to teach multi-grade classes in rural schools is excellent preparation for teaching any class, including urban single-grade classes. Based on our previous research and experience, we designed a unit to prepare our pre-service teachers for the issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Schools, Teacher Competencies
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Gregory, Sue; Jacka, Lisa; Hillier, Mathew; Grant, Scott – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2015
This paper presents four case studies from two regional and two metropolitan Australian universities, showcasing how 3D virtual world platforms have been used to connect, engage and motivate students in both co-located and non-co-located contexts. The case studies provide practical examples of how virtual worlds and associated applications have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Lynch, Timothy – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to share how sport was used to build relationships between Monash University (Gippsland campus) pre-service education and six rural primary schools during semester one, 2012. Not only was sport used to build partnerships but also to deliver quality Health and Physical Education lessons, offering children sporting…
Descriptors: Athletics, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Rural Schools
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Green, Nicole C.; Noone, Genevieve; Nolan, Andrea – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper begins by setting the scene with an overview of a recent literature review examining teacher preparation for rural and remote settings. The discussion considers the relevance of the findings, exploring possibilities of reconceptualising rural teacher education. The next section of the paper engages with a move away from a deficit model…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Trinidad, Sue; Broadley, Tania; Terry, Emmy; Boyd, Don; Lock, Graeme; Sharplin, Elaine; Ledger, Sue – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
This paper reports on the outcomes of a two year ALTC Competitive Research and Development Project that aimed to "Develop Strategies at the Pre-Service Level to Address Critical Teacher Attraction and Retention Issues in Australian Rural, Regional and Remote Schools". As well as developing a "training framework" and teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Competencies, Rural Education, Indigenous Populations
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Henderson, Robyn; Noble, Karen – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2013
In Australian faculties of education, retention and progression issues are paramount within the current neo-liberal climate which emphasises student degree completions. This is particularly the case in regional universities, where many students--often the first in their families to attend university--are from rural, regional and low socio-economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Regional Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Discourse Analysis
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